2012 Yamaha Big Bear Recalled Due to Crash Hazard

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Yamaha Big Bear 400

Yamaha, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission, has issued a recall of the 2012 Big Bear 400 ATV.

According to the recall notice, the front shock absorber can break apart, which can cause the rider to lose control. Yamaha is aware of 14 incidents of the front shocks braking apart. No injuries have been reported.

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About 100 2012 ATVs are affected by the recall, which were sold at Yamaha ATV dealers nationwide from August 2012 to May 2013 for between $6,500 and $7,000. The recall affects about 100 2012 ATVs. The model numbers YFM40FBBGR, YFM40FBBL and YFM40FGBGR can be found on the left and right side panels of the unit. The VIN number is stamped on the frame just behind the front left wheel. The letter “C” in the 10th position of the VIN indicates the ATV was made in 2012.

Consumers are asked to stop using the product unless otherwise instructed. To arrange a repair, contact Yamaha at (800) 962-7926 anytime or online at www.yamahamotorsports.com and under the Outdoors tab click on Parts and Service, and then click Factory Modification Campaigns and select the Big Bear 400.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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